Now that she's been rescued from her kidnappers (On the Line, 2010, etc.), Chinatown PI Lydia Chin deserves a bit of a holiday: a madcap search for some paintings that may or may not be authentic, and may or may not actually exist.
Jeff Dunbar is clear about what he wants: to locate the most recent paintings by Chau Chun, the Ghost Hero late of the Beijing Art Institute. Read full book review >
No sooner has private eye Bill Smith pried his runaway nephew Gary Russell loose from the cops who picked him up for rolling a drunk than Gary's taken off again, moments after telling Uncle Bill that his father would be cool with whatever it is he's on his way to do. Read full book review >
Though two of her brothers were born in Hong Kong, New York shamus Lydia Chin has never been there, so she's eager to run the errand her old family friend Grandfather Gao asks by delivering the ashes of another family friend, Wei Yao-Shi, to his son Steven for burial. Read full book review >
Chi-Chun Ho, an organizer for the restaurant workers whom Lydia Chin's old friend Peter Lee is trying to unionize, has disappeared from his apartment, and so have all three of his roommates, two other waiters and a busboy at the Dragon Garden, the Chinatown landmark owned by the powerful (and union-phobic) H.B. Yang. Read full book review >